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North African Spiced Pumpkin & Freekeh Bowl

North African Spiced Pumpkin & Freekeh Bowl

with Garlic Yoghurt

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Turn a simple salad into something special with the addition of freekeh, an ancient grain that adds a toasted, nutty flavour and great texture. With mildly spiced pumpkin and a creamy garlic yoghurt, this is a substantial dinner packed with good stuff!

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 unit

red onion

2 clove


1 unit


1 packet

peeled & chopped pumpkin

1 sachet

ras el hanout

(ContainsGlutenMay be present Sulphites)

1 packet



1 packet


1 cube

vegetable stock

1 packet


(May be present Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)

1 packet

Greek-style yoghurt


1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 block

fetta cheese


1 packet


(ContainsTree NutsMay be present Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 cup


2 tsp

vinegar (white wine or red wine)

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)2650 kJ
Fat28.1 g
of which saturates8.6 g
Carbohydrate63.1 g
of which sugars31.8 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein27 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium751 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Medium Pan
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Small Bowl
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the red onion into 2cm wedges. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the cucumber.


Place the peeled & chopped pumpkin and onion on the oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the ras el hanout and toss to coat. Spread in a single layer and roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.


While the pumpkin is roasting, bring the water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Rinse the freekeh and add to the saucepan of boiling water with the currants. Crumble in the vegetable stock (1 cube for 2 people / 2 cubes for 4 people). Simmer until tender, 15-18 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. TIP: The freekeh is ready when it has softened but still retains some bite.


While the freekeh is cooking, heat a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pepitas and pistachios and toast until golden and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat and add olive oil (2 tsp for 2 people / 1 tbs for 4 people) and the garlic. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add the Greek yoghurt to the garlic oil mixture and whisk to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


In a large bowl, combine the vinegar and olive oil (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people) with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the baby spinach leaves, cooled freekeh and roasted vegetables and toss well to coat. TIP: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp. Sprinkle with the cucumber and fetta.


Divide the freekeh salad between plates. Drizzle with the garlic yoghurt and sprinkle with the pepitas and pistachios.